To improve the AI-led innovation of India, NASSCOM has partnered with Microsoft India to launch the AI Gamechangers program.
Commenting on this, Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, said, “The past decades have seen a dramatic growth of innovation and talent in India. While the country continues to leap forward to become the global innovation hub, we expect AI to add $500 Bn to India’s GDP by 2025. Through this program, we aim to spotlight some of the leading AI-based innovations in the country, not only to recognize their efforts but to motivate the larger ecosystem to leverage this opportunity to help India become a global powerhouse in AI-led innovation.”
Also, Anant Maheshwari, President – Microsoft India, said, “Cloud led data and AI innovation offers a huge canvas for India to be the tech engine of the world and drive homegrown innovation. Data and AI are driving transformation at scale across industries and offer a tremendous opportunity to transform public infrastructure and solve some of the most critical issues facing the country today. We are proud to partner with NASSCOM on the AI Gamechangers program to create a strong ecosystem that recognizes and supports AI led innovation in the country.”
Talking more about the program itself, NASSCOM and Microsoft would work closely to develop and promote the AI Gamechangers program. It is built on a shared commitment towards accelerating the adoption of AI across key sectors. This program recognizes the innovators for their successful AI implementation at NASSCOM’s Xperience AI Summit, which is one of the largest AI Summits in India. The entries here would be judged by the different panels of industry leaders and the subject would then matter to the experts on three primary aspects of problem selection, solution innovation, and also the impact achieved. The nomination window will be open from March 4-April 16, 2021. This would be followed by screening and the final presentations to the Steering Committee and the expert panel.
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